2nd World Pyro Olympics
As the sun sunk in the horizon, the seawall was brimming with spectators. People came in throves, and waited till the show begins. While waiting, I decided to shoot several frames with exposures lasting until 5 seconds to allow enough light into my image. It is during this time that colors of various hues emerge .
I noticed this man seems to be lost in thought and seldom moves nor change his sitting position which is why he remains sharp in the picture.
The barge where the fireworks are being lit is very near to where I was and the widest lens I have (18-70) is not wide enough to cover its burst especially the big ones. During the fireworks, I have to keep my hands on the knob of my tripod to anticipate the big ones. China was the first followed by the Philippines (exhibition).
Philippine's was delayed by an hour. Prior to its exhibition, people became impatient and many among the crowd exchanged jokes among themselves. A noisy man in the crowd said "I heard the barge (for the Philippines) will be coming all the way from Bocaue (a municipality in Bulacan known to be the leading producer of firecrackes) and is full of Super Lolo's and Watusi." :)
Thunderous blasts lit up the sky giving enough light to expose this image. Minutes passed after the fireworks exhibition and a monstrous traffic jam awaits everyone along the avenues near SM Mall of Asia where the event was held. I was told that the traffic extends up to Taft Avenue. I spent the night surfing the internet in a nearby internet café. I arrived home at 4:00 AM.